Jan Shapin

Novels and Plays

Jan Shapin has been writing plays and screenplays for over twenty years.  More recently she has turned her attention to fiction.  She has studied playwriting at Catholic University in Washington, DC, screenwriting at the Film and Television Workshop and University of Southern California, and fiction writing at a variety of locations including Brown University, Barnard's Writers on Writing seminar, Sewanee Writers' Conference and Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.  She has two grown children and lives in North Kingstown, RI with her husband, a photographer.   She can be reached via email at  jshapin.writer@gmail.com



Click Here to listen to an  interview with Ann Marie Spatharakis, In the Studio

about Jan's novel "A Desire Path"


Latest Works

Upcoming Book Events

New book giveaway - A Snug Life Somewhere - on Goodreads - stay tuned. 


Final revisions on my next novel - Rayna's Mission - stay tuned


Recent Book Events

TLC Blog tour for:A Snug Life Somewhere

“I love Jan Shapin’s writing. It’s clear and articulate, and yet beautifully nuanced. She creates a 

powerful impression with carefully chosen detail.” – Dwell in Possibility


5/10/14 Book Giveaway - Goodreads, A Desire Path


4/1/14 - Book Giveaway - GoodReads, A Snug Life Somewhere


4/5/14 - Guest Blog, Write Words Inc.


4/30/14 - Book Club Giveaway - TLOC Book Tours


5/19/14 - Book Giveaway --GoodReads, A Desire Path 


February 10, 2014 Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews


February 11, 2014 The Road to Here


 February 12, 2014 Ms. Nose in a Book


 February 13, 2014 Melody & Words


February 17, 2014 Priscilla and Her Books


 February 18, 2014 Lisa’s Yarns


February 20, 2014 Dwell in Possibility


February 24, 2014 Booksie’s Blog


February 25, 2014 The Written World


February 27, 2014 Time 2 Read


March 03, 2014 Patricia’s Wisdom


March 04, 2014 Book Loving Hippo


March 15, 2014 Unabridged Chick


3/10/14 - Guest Blog - Write Words Inc.


10/9/13 - Book group - South Kingston RI Senior Center


10/21/13 - Book signing - Books By the Sea, Osterville MA


7/28/13 - Labor Fest Book Fair, San Francisco, CA


6/24/13 - Book group --Ashaway, RI Public Library 


12/11/12 - Book Review, blog post - The Book Bag


12/4/12 - Book Review, blog post -A Bookish Way of Life 


12/5/12 - Book Review, blog post -  From L.A. to LA


11/2812 - Book Review, blog post - Lavish Bookshelf


11/26/12 - Book Review, blog post - Dwell in Possibility


11/18/12 - Book Party,  Washington DC


11/19/12 - Book Review, blog post - Mom in Love with Fiction


11/16/12 - 11/17/12 - Book Sale, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, U of Washington 20th anniversary


11/15/12 - Book Review, blog post - StephTheBookworm


11/15/12 - Radio Interview, WBLQ, Westerly RI 


11/14/12 - Book Talk, Redwood Library, Newport RI


11/8/12 - Book Review, blog post, Tiffany's Bookshelf


11/6/12 - Book Review, blog post, The Book Garden


8/31/12 - Book Talk, Plymouth Harbor, Sarasota FL